Wine is one of the only branded agricultural activities that exists in the world. The industry strongly supports and sustains rural communities and landscapes. It is vulnerable to Climate Change.
The world of wine gathered in Porto to discuss and offer solutions to mitigate climate change. On the second day of the Climate Change Leadership Summit, world leaders in the industry took to the stage to share best practices from the vineyard to the consumer.
Adrian Bridge, CEO of Taylor’s and the event’s organiser, opened the ceremony by highlighting the importance of everyone’s cooperation in mitigating the effects of climate change. “Every person can do more than they already do. Many companies and scholars are leading initiatives, but in a fragmented manner. What’s important now is to start working together, on a basis of international cooperation between institutions, businesses and individuals.”
An outcome of the conference is The Porto Protocol by which conference participants commit to promote the solutions provided amongst winery owners, scientists, business leaders, policy makers, winemakers, vineyard workers and farmers, students, importers and distributors.
Conference speakers are experts and authorities in their fields, and will update delegates on the latest scientific findings focusing upon applied solutions coming from both within the industry and without.
Other agricultural production faces similar challenges but not all have a comparable advance time for planning that is necessary in vineyard investment.
Former Vice President Al Gore is the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis.
President of Bodegas Torres. Miguel joined the Torres family business in 1962, after studies at universities in Barcelona and Dijon, where he specialised in Oenology and Viticulture.
President and CEO of leading US wine importer Banfi Vintners and the internationally renowned Castello Banfi vineyard estate in Montalcino.
Director General of the OIV – International Organisation of Vine and Wine .
Portuguese Minister of the Environment and Energy Transition.
Chief Reputation Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer at MAX Burgers, the World’s First Climate-Positive Burgers.
President of the Porto Commercial Association
Director of Food technology at Marks & Spencer
Co-Founder and COO at Wine Intelligence
Director of the Evenstad Center for Wine Education, professor and research climatologist at Linfield College.
Associate Professor of Sustainability Science at Lund University in Sweden.
Director of Research and Development at Sogrape
PhD, wine scientist and the Stephen Sinclair Scott Endowed Chair in Enology in the Department of Chemical Engineering at U.C. Davis
London-based winewriter, wine columnist at The Sunday Express. His first book, Wine Science, won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book in 2006, and a second edition was released in 2014.
Director of the Viña Concha y Toro Center for Research and Innovation since 2014, Gerard is a widely experienced agronomist-enologist from Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.
PhD, wine scientist and the Stephen Sinclair Dr José Vouillamoz is one of the world’s leading authority on the origin and parentage of grape varieties through DNA profiling.
Carlos Miranda, Ph.D, is Associate Professor and researcher in the Department of Agrarian Production at Public University of Navarra (UPNa) in Pamplona (Spain).
Curriculum Manager of the Wine Division at Plumpton College. Whilst in Bordeaux, he managed the family vineyard in the Entre-Deux-Mers and worked in in Sauternes and St. Émilion, becoming Winemaker for the GFA Leclerc vineyard group.
Soil Scientist for VinPro which represents the South African wine industry by providing wine farmers with expert advice. His main field of expertise are soil classification and GIS mapping.
Director of Sustainable Resource Management at Department of Agriculture: Western Cape.
Head of Viticulture Unit – International Organisation of Vine and Wine
Wine writer, author, jury member, speaker and consultant for 25 years. CEO of the Wine and Climate Change Institute in Oxford.
Director General of FSC International
Graduated in 1985 in Madrid as Technical Specialist Oenology and Viticulture, finished his Diplome National Oenologie in 1987 and became Technical Director in Gramona, taking over as CEO in 1995.
Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim
Professor of Ecosystem Ecology at Universidad Austral de Chile. Founder and Director of the Wine Climate Change and Biodiversity Program of Chile
Joined Bollinger in 2003 as Assistant Production Manager, before becoming successively Vineyard and Sourcing Manager, then Technical Director.
CEO and founder of the company Chrand Marketing & Events.
CMO of BA Glass
Global Relationship Partner at PwC.
Editor of The Wine Economist blog and author of more than a dozen books including Wine Wars (2011) and Around the World in Eighty Wines (2018).
Ambassador of fine wines of Languedoc-Roussillon around the world. For over 30 years, with passion and enthusiasm, he has defended the wealth of his land, looking for excellence while respecting biodiversity
Executive Director, Food & Agribusiness Research at Rabobank, working to support the bank’s efforts in the beverage sector and further strengthen Rabobank’s long-standing relationships with major beverage clients around the world.
President and Chief Executive Officer at KRUG. In 2017, she has been appointed President of the MH Estates & Wines division. She is responsible of the development of seven Domains around the world.
Director of New Services at JF Hillebrand Group, the global leading service provider in the forwarding, transport and logistics of beverages and other products requiring special care.
National Sustainable Development Expert at IFV, the French Institute of the Vine and the Wine
CEO of Taylor’s Port
Second generation proprietor and Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Jackson Family Wines.
Editor in Chief of Wine Business Monthly
Award-winning business editor with over 25 years experience working across a number of fields including drinks, computing, grocery retail, convenience and travel.
Founder and current technical director of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition and Enofusion.
Technical Director at Uvasdoce, a specialist on table grape varieties, in charge of the Alicante company’s center for testing and selection of new varieties to grow in the Vinalopó Valley.
Speakers: Prof. Álvaro Costa (PT) | Pau Roca (OIV)
Speakers: Miguel Torres (ES) | Cristina Mariani-May (IT) | Margareth Henriquez (NL/VEN)
Moderator: Greg Jones (USA)
Speakers: Kimberly Nicholas (SE) | António Graça (PT) | Gerard Casaubon (CL)
Moderator: Greg Jones (USA)
Speakers: Paul Willgoss (UK) | António Amorim (PT)
Moderator: Richard Halstead (UK)
Speakers: Roger Boulton (USA)
Moderator: Jamie Goode (UK)
Speakers: Gilles Descôtes (FR) | Alejandro Fuentes (CL) | Francisco López (ES)
Moderator: José Vouillamoz (CH)
Speakers: Carlos Miranda (ES) | Chris Foss (UK) | Jöel Rochard (FR)
Moderator: José Vouillamoz (CH)
Speakers: André Roux (ZA) | Linda Johnson-Bell (UK)
Moderator: Pancho Campo
Speakers: Jaume Gramona (ES) | Katie Jackson (USA)
Moderator: Cyril Penn (USA)
Speakers: Olga Barbosa (CL) | Heinrich Schloms (SA) | Gérard Bertrand (FR)
Moderator: João Barroso (PT)
Speakers: Tiago Moreira da Silva (PT) | Pierre Corvisier (FR) | Vicente Sanchez-Migallón (SP) | Kim Carstensen (DK) | Jane Muncke (CH)
Moderator: Richard Siddle (UK)
Speakers: Robert Swaak (NL) | Stephen Rannekleiv (USA)
Moderator: Mike Veseth (USA)
OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY & PORTO PROTOCOL
“A DATE WITH OCEAN” – The journey from the world’s largest beach clean-up to circular economy – Citizens movement.
“CLIMATE POSITIVE” – How Max Burgers is Inspiring Brands to Do More
“PREPARING FOR A CHANGING WORLD” – Create a climate resilient and zero-carbon world, powered by renewable energy.
“CARBON NEUTRALITY ROADMAP”
“PORTO PROTOCOL – A CASE FOR OPTIMISM ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS”
Established over three centuries ago in 1692, Taylor’s is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses. Based in Oporto and the Douro Valley the company is closely involved in all stages of the production of its Ports, from the planting of the vineyard and the cultivation of the grapes to the making, ageing, blending and bottling of the wines.
The family’s commitment to the future of Port is demonstrated in its single minded dedication to the highest standards in Port production, its continued investment in all aspects of the firm’s operations and its determination to preserve the unique environment of the Douro Valley through the promotion of sustainable and responsible viticulture.
Chrand is an agency that specializes in the design and management of worls class conferences, sporting, musical, and environmental events. Likewise, we advise companies, multinationals and governments on marketing strategies through events. From Davis Cup to conferences with President Barack Obama and Vice President Al Gore, including concerts; the Pro Beach Soccer World Cup, conferences with Robert Parker, Francis Ford Coppola and Kofi Annan, Chrand has a portfolio of more than 200 events of its own and a large number of programs managed for large corporations and public entities.
It is a public organization integrated in the indirect administration of the State, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy and its own assets. The IVV also develops activity in the participation and monitoring of processes related to the wine industry, developing actions aimed at improving the quality of wine products, strengthening competitiveness, internationalization and sustainable development of the Portuguese wine sector.
Founded in 1834, in the aftermath of the liberal movements, the Associação Comercial do Porto was born with the purpose and the mission of promoting the prosperity of Porto and the North Region, defending in particular the interests of its business community. Inspired by the principles of free enterprise and free trade, values that have always been strong in the hearts of the people of Porto, the association has been the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for more than 180 years, officially recognized by the Portuguese State in February 1982.
In 2000, took over the role of Managing Director of the Taylor Fonseca Port Group. Having been instrumental in the group buying the assets of Borges Port in 1999, he further expanded the company with the purchase of Croft Port and Delaforce Port in 2001, from Diageo. The subsequent reorganization of the group, to form The Fladgate Partnership, and repackaging of these brands has helped the group to become a leading supplier of Port in the major premium markets of the world. The company has won many awards including European Winery of the Year 2002 by The Wine Enthusiast, an American wine magazine, and has been awarded more 100 point wines than any of its competitors. The vintage Ports of Taylor and Fonseca are considered the quality reference for the sector. In 2008 Adrian created a new style of Port – Croft Pink – the first new Port for over a generation.
CEO and founder of the company Chrand Marketing & Events, he leads the expansion and marketing at The American College in Spain. In 2016, he published his first book . Pancho is a very innovative, visionary entrepreneur and one of the most charismatic speakers. He studied medicine but he never practiced, he holds numerous qualifications as a tennis professional, for example the Master Professional for Bollettieri International Coaches Program. He also has an MBA from the University of Juan Carlos I where he made numerous courses on sports psychology. He has recently been accepted, with the highest professional category, as a member of the Global Professional Tennis Coaches Association by ATP.
For over 30 years David’s work with wine has encompassed many aspects in both Europe and his native US. He’s hosted previous iterations of Spain’s Climate Change & Wine conferences and Hong Kong’s Wine Future, created and hosted the Origins of Wine Civilization symposium in San Francisco and at Washington DC’s Smithsonian, and led ongoing classes for the public and the trade, and having lectured at some of the world’s most esteemed universities. A contributing editor and correspondent for many media outlets worldwide, he’s an author and has collaborated with others in several books, and served several years as a director of international wine writer organizations. Additionally geographic wine organizations in Europe, South America, and the US retain his services in marketing and promotions.
Director of the Evenstad Center for Wine Education, holds the Evenstad Chair in Wine Studies, and is a professor and research climatologist in the Department of Environmental Studies at Linfield College. He specializes in the study of climate structure and suitability for viticulture, and how climate variability and change influence grapevine growth, wine production and quality. He conducts applied research for the grape and wine industry in Oregon and has given hundreds of international, national, and regional presentations on climate and wine-related research. He is the author of numerous book chapters, reports and articles on wine economics, grapevine phenology, site assessment methods for viticulture, climatological assessments of viticultural potential, and climate change.
One of the world’s leading authority on the origin and parentage of grape varieties through DNA profiling. Swiss grape geneticist of international fame, trained with Prof Carole Meredith at the University of California at Davis (USA), he’s the co-author with the two Masters of Wine Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding of the multi-award winning book Wine Grapes (Allen Lane, 2012), the ultimate reference on all the grape varieties that are cultivated in the world. In 2017, he published the reference book Cépages Suisses – Histoires et Origines that was a huge national success. Dr Vouillamoz is also author and co-author of several scientific papers and grape books, such as the Oxford Companion to Wine and the World Atlas of Wine. Dr Vouillamoz is an independent wine expert, wine writer, wine educator and lecturer, as well as a member of the Académie Internationale du Vin, the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux, the Mémoire des Vins Suisses and the Circle of Wine Writers.
The Climate Change Leadership Porto Summit will create a unique convergence of expertise, wisdom and inspiration, bringing together some of the world’s leading scientists and authorities on climate change and the environment.